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Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?

A defector writes about being forced to work even as an elementary school student and the trauma it left him with

Ask a North Korean: What is forced labor like in North Korea?
David May 21, 2024
North Korean nuke scientists are ‘slaves’ of regime’s weapons programs: Report
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North Korean nuke scientists are ‘slaves’ of regime’s weapons programs: Report

Study finds scientists and engineers face unsafe conditions that violate human rights and are not just privileged elite

North Korean nuke scientists are ‘slaves’ of regime’s weapons programs: Report
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer May 20, 2024
North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run
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North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run

Blowout of South Korea and 1-0 victory over China set stage for face off against Japan in Asian Cup final

North Korea’s U-17 women’s soccer team qualifies for World Cup with dominant run
Joe SmithJoe Smith | Shreyas Reddy May 17, 2024
State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring
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State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring

An in-depth analysis of criticism toward US allies, praise for youth laborers, a tourney for ‘golf addicts’ and more

State media review: North Korea slams Kiwis’ ‘provocative’ sanctions monitoring
Seung-Yeon ChungSeung-Yeon Chung May 16, 2024
UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea
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UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea

But South Korean aid agency says Seoul has rejected its requests, scuppering hopes of shipping machine parts to DPRK

UN extends sanctions exemption request for NGO to send aid to North Korea
Ifang BremerIfang Bremer May 16, 2024
Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
Analysis

Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest

Laborers face difficult and unsafe conditions overseas, but many volunteer for chance to earn money and leave the DPRK

Why banning North Koreans from working abroad may not be in their best interest
Peter WardPeter Ward May 15, 2024
South Korean foreign minister calls for China to stop repatriating North Koreans
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South Korean foreign minister calls for China to stop repatriating North Koreans

In talks with Chinese counterpart, Cho Tae-yul also raised concerns about Russia-DPRK weapons trade and Korea tensions

South Korean foreign minister calls for China to stop repatriating North Koreans
Lina ParkLina Park May 14, 2024
Defector attempts to send BTS songs to North Korea in latest leaflet launch
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Defector attempts to send BTS songs to North Korea in latest leaflet launch

Launch of balloons carrying flash drives with K-pop is Park Sang-hak’s first since court struck down anti-leaflet law

Defector attempts to send BTS songs to North Korea in latest leaflet launch
Jeongmin KimJeongmin Kim May 13, 2024
Ex-Marine who raided DPRK Embassy makes case against extradition to US public
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Ex-Marine who raided DPRK Embassy makes case against extradition to US public

In interview, Christopher Ahn insists he aimed to help staff at Madrid embassy defect and could be killed if extradited

Ex-Marine who raided DPRK Embassy makes case against extradition to US public
Joe SmithJoe Smith May 13, 2024
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans spend their time?
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans spend their time?

A defector writes about daily routines and the supremacy of work, and why DPRK citizens don’t even think about hobbies

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans spend their time?
Jin May 10, 2024
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